Green Spaces

SouthWestRaleigh is rich in greenspace. The Capital Area Greenway Trail System crosses the city and connects parks and trails in a network of nature. Beaver Dam, the Centennial Bikeway Connector, and Reedy Creek are some of the trails local to SouthWestRaleigh.

Area parks run the gamut from small pocket parks to community parks such as Lake Johnson, Fred Fletcher, Pullen, and Jaycee, to the new 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park.

To see many native plant species and participate in garden activities, the JC Raulston Arboretum is well worth a visit.

Oct
13
Sat
all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Nov
15
Thu
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
16
Fri
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
17
Sat
11:00 am Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at Dix Park @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at the specially crafted dog park, which features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area as well. This is a[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]